Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, EPFL

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, EPFL
Station 1, 1015 Lausanne
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, EPFL  

EPFL is one of the two federal technical schools (university) in Switzerland. Like the ETH in Zurich, it has three missions: education of students, scientific research and technology transfer. EPFL is located near Lausanne on the shores of the Lake Geneva. It has a campus of more than 10,000 people. The school stimulates collaboration between students, professors, researchers and entrepreneurs. These daily interactions give rise to new and work in science, technology and architecture.


Pharmacology - Jun 14
Urolithin A, a metabolite of biomolecules found in pomegranates and other fruits, could help slow certain aging processes. EPFL spin-off Amazentis, in conjunction with EPFL and the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, has published a paper Metabolism outlining the results of their clinical trial. It is a fact of life that skeletal muscles begin to lose strength and mass once a person reaches the age of 50.
Chemistry - Jun 13

Chemists at EPFL have developed an efficient process for converting carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide, a key ingredient of synthetic fuels and materials.

Health - Jun 11

Researchers at EPFL and the University of Lyon have developed a device for creating cell aggregates in a fully controlled manner.

Music - Jun 6

What makes Beethoven sound like Beethoven? EPFL researchers have completed a first analysis of Beethoven's writing style, applying statistical techniques to unlock recurring patterns.

Music - Jun 6

What makes Beethoven sound like Beethoven? EPFL researchers have completed a first analysis of Beethoven's writing style, and they are using statistics to unlock the patterns. their study on a digitalized set of Beethoven's String Quartets.

Innovation - May 31

Researchers at EPFL have developed a machine that turns seawater into drinking water in a more environmentally friendly and economical way than existing systems.

Physics - Jun 13

The International Atomic Energy Agency has designated EPFL as one of its worldwide Collaborating Centers. On 12 June 2019, EPFL was officially designated as a Collaborating Centre of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the fields of open-source data and code development for nuclear applications.

Life Sciences - Jun 10
Life Sciences

The cholera bacterium uses a grappling hook-like appendage to take up DNA, bind to nutritious surfaces and recognise 'family' members, EPFL scientists have found.

Life Sciences - Jun 6
Life Sciences

EPFL biophysicists have taken a systematic look into how bacterial biofilms are affected by fluid flow.

Computer Science - Jun 4
Computer Science

On May 28, the EPFL School of Computer and Communication Sciences (IC) and Science Outreach Department (SPS) organized the final of the first Swiss edition of the Alkindi Competition, where more than 40 secondary school students from across the country put their code-cracking skills to the test.

Mechanical Engineering - May 29
Mechanical Engineering

On Wednesday, 29 May, a team of EPFL students - who qualified for this summer's Hyperloop Pod Competition in Los Angeles - unveiled a prototype they hope will bring home a win.

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